A hospital has announced plans to build a new hospital in a district of the UK where the country’s universities are based, in a move to replace the old Medical Centre of Wales.
The new campus will be a hospital for NHS England.
The University of Wales Trinity College of Medicine in Wales, which is in the Cardiff area, has been looking for a site since the Welsh government announced plans last year to buy the land for the hospital, which has been operating since the mid-1990s.
The site, which will have an operating room, is set to cost about £50 million ($76 million).
The hospital, planned to be opened in 2018, has also received £2.8 million ($3.8) in funding from the British government.
But the decision to build the hospital in the Welsh capital has drawn protests from some of the county’s hospitals, who want to keep their operating room.
The move to a new location comes after the Royal College of Physicians in Wales voted in favour of withdrawing from the UK Medical Association (MBA) in 2015, saying that its members had “lack of respect for the role and importance of our members”.
Wales, one of the countries least visited by health workers, is a country with a low proportion of hospitals compared with the UK, and there is a shortage of hospital beds.
However, there is also growing concern about the future of hospitals, with Wales having only one operating room in 2018.
The Royal College said the move would undermine Wales’ reputation as a medical hub and place Wales’ hospitals “at a competitive disadvantage with those of other countries”.
Welsh Health Secretary, Peter Mawdsley, said the announcement was “deeply disappointing”.
“We will be working with the Welsh Government to ensure that this decision does not undermine the trust in our hospitals, and I would encourage the Welsh NHS to consider its future in Wales in light of this announcement,” he said.